Amazon Sumerian
User Guide


A scene is a 3D space that you manage in the dashboard and work on in the Sumerian editor. Sumerian provides several templates that you can use as a starting point.

Scenes can be drafts, or part of a project. You can create up to 10,000 scenes per region.

To create a scene

  1. Open the Sumerian dashboard.

  2. Choose the location to create the scene.

    • Home – Create a draft scene.

    • Drafts – Create a draft scene.

    • Project – Create a scene in one of your projects.

  3. Choose Create scene.

  4. (optional) Choose a template.

  5. Enter a scene name and choose Create.

When you create a scene, it opens in the Sumerian editor for immediate use. Once you have a scene, you can use the dashboard to make a copy or delete it. Choose the Sumerian icon in the upper left corner to leave the scene and return to the dashboard.

To manage a scene

  1. Open the Sumerian dashboard.

  2. Locate your scene under Recent scenes, Drafts, or a project.

  3. Choose the scene by clicking its thumbnail.


    If you click on the name of the scene or double-click the thumbnail, the scene opens in the Sumerian editor.

  4. Under Scene details, use one of the following options.

    • Thumbnail – Choose Browse to upload a thumbnail image.

    • Name – Change the scene name.

    • Description – Change the scene description.

    • Tags – Add tags to the scene for use with filters.

    • Actions

      • Open – Open the scene in the Sumerian editor.

      • View published – (public scenes) Open the published version of the scene hosted in Amazon CloudFront.

      • Download Amplify JSON – (private scenes) Download the Amplify configuration file.

      • Move – Move the scene to a different project.

      • Copy – Copy the scene to a different project.

      • Duplicate – Create a copy of the scene in the same project.

      • Delete – Send the scene to the Trash

Additional options for scenes are available in the Sumerian editor scene settings.